where are you
I am wondering as well
Hey you two. I am here. I have been around but have been spending time posting and reading the Ovarian Cancer boards as I am still wrestling with the discover of the node and cyst back in June so have gone there alot for help and support with symptoms and ideas for getting to the right specialists. Finally I won out with getting in to see a gynecologist oncologist even though I have not been diagnosed yet as I can't get a biopsy, our operating rooms are booked to over capacity here it seems. I have seen a couple of gynecologists and they and my GP seems to feel it's PROBABLY benign but with my extensive history of treatments etc. why they are being so lacksidaisical I don't know. I think they are backed up and if you don't show a big tumor on your CT's they figure you can wait. NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME. Anywho I see my GP next week and I will go over my plan of care and the week after that I see that new gyne/onc. I want to see an oncologist and have him do the biopsy because his eye is keener for cancer and since I am a risky anaesthesia case I only want to be put out ONCE and not twice if a gyne does it and finds it's too extensive and then I have to be put out again for a gyne/onc to go in and remove whatever has to be removed. I am old, sick and have chemo brain BUT I'M NOT STUPID, lol.
So that's where I am now guys. They first saw this cyst/node BY MISTAKE when they were going in to take out a kidney stone that never materialized but in the process the radiologist saw the cyst and then compared it to one done back in Nov of 08 and oh oh they had missed it then. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. It has grown but not by much but still. With my history they should be way more on this so I will have my case well studied before I go in to see the gyne/onc. He will throw me back to a reg gyne no doubt but I won't go down without a fight. Just the fact he has offered to see me is a way in, hopefully.
Anywho thanks for looking for me. How have you guys been doing? Hope well. Take care and talk to you soon. Blessings, Bluerose
P.S. I have had what I think is the flu too for the last couple of weeks, will get that verified by my GP next week. I go into the chatroom on this site sometimes but very often no one is in there so I give up. Will try to get in more often.
You know you can't just "not post" to let us know where you are and then disappear on us! My hypertension has been acting up the way it is with school having started and all! Glad to hear you are simpatico, despite the cyst thing. I had one sebaceous cyst removed from my arm and have another big one growing on my knee (I think it is starting to grow eyes. Yikes! My evil twin?) They are very disturbing to say the least! Glad you are back.
Love and Courage!
Sheeesh I didn't realize I had not posted here for so long. I guess I got caught up in the ovarian cancer group trying to get through this hastles I am going through right now and lost track. Can I blame this on chemo brain too? Well I wanna, so there. lol.
How are you dealing with your hypertension? What are you taking in school? I didn't even know you were going to school although that could be chemo brain here too. Sheeesh, sorry if you told me that before.
Ya I want them to rip this stupid cyst out soon myself before it starts growing eyes too. Oh great now I am going to have given myself nightmares about this. lol. Just kidding. Actually I just finished a course of antibiotics and I guess I have become intolerant to them because they actually gave me nightmares and dreams up the ying yang and I have never had that side effect before. It was ciproflaxin. Great another side effect. Why not. lol.
Well I'm glad I'm back too, even though I had no idea I was missing. LOL. Blessings, Bluerose
One of my many post-cancer idiocies was going back to grad school to become an elementary education teacher; I work in a middle school with a bunch of loud back-talking germ factories. I know, what in hell was I thinking? Fortunately, my District pays my health insurance premiums, which covered a lot of blood tests, CT scans, and MRIs, not to mention prescription meds. Unfortunately, they won't cover the removal of my damn ugly knee cyst because they believe my elastic knee support will hold "him" in (I named him "Fred").
Find a name for yours, after all, it "grows on you";-}
If you name it you will have to keep it and this thing is out of my body as soon as I can get a booking in an OR. lol. Name it, silly little Rickster. Sheeesh.
Good going with being back in school I sure wish I was healthy enough to do that but I can't predict my health from hour to hour so that's out but so glad you are able to go ahead with that. I am always pleasantly surprised when I hear of survivors who have gone through and some continue to go through so much after treatments and diagnosises but the first thing they do when they have an ounce of strength afterwards is to reach out and do something for someone else. Like your field of study, helping kids learn. It seems to come with having cancer - this need to give to others. Very cool stuff.
Love an courage backatcha Rick. Blessings, Bluerose
I'm glad you're okay. I know that I don't know you very well, but you posted previously to give me some words of encouragement and advice, and I am very grateful to you. You are an inspiration with your tenacity (in your post above)! Take very good care, Minnie
Thanks for the nice sentiments. I remember you and am glad that I could help you. If we go through all we have to go through with cancer then don't share what we have learned what the heck good are we, right? lol Hope you have been doing alright and that this response finds you better today than yesterday. Blessings, Bluerose
I am sorry things are so mixed up but i hope you get good news soon
Yup it's been a blur but I do see the gyno/onc next week so I am hoping there is a clearer sense there as to when that biopsy can be done. Anywho I'm trying to still hold out hope that this will all resolve itself in a postitive way. Thanks for the encouragement Michelle. Hope you are doing well. Blessings, Bluerose